The revenge series saw West Indies knocking heavily. A 3-0 loss in the 6-Test series was devastating for the newly crowned champions, that too at home. Although statistics reveal West Indies bowler won them the series, as most of the time during the series India kept losing 4-5 wickets before crossing 50-run mark. Surprisingly overall stats show Indian batsmen did score good number of runs, but lack of good partnerships did them in.
Captains: Lloyd (WI), Kapil Dev (Ind)
Wicketkeepers: Dujon (WI), Kirmani (Ind)
Player of the Series: Marshall (WI) & Kapil Dev (Ind)
Man of the Matches:
Best Batsman: Gavaskar (503), Lloyd (497)
Best Bowler: Marshall (33), Holding (30), Kapil (29)
Highest Team Score: 464 & 463 (Ind), 454 (WI)
Lowest Team Score: 90 (Ind), 281 (WI)
Centuries: 8 (4 each)
50s: 24 (WI 13, Ind 11)
5wkts in inning: 4 (Ind 2, WI 2)
10wkts in match: 1 (Kapil)
- West Indies score: 454, 384 and 120/2, 281 and 201, 393 and 104/4, 377, 313 and 64/1
India Score: 207 and 164 (f/o), 464 and 233, 241 and 103, 463 and 173/5d, 241 and 90, 451/8d
- Kapil produced his best bowling spell in an innings.
Marshall created new record of 33 wickets in any Ind-WI bilateral Series.
Gavaskar scored the highest individual score by any Indian batsman.
India recorded below 100-score.
- Highest Centuries: 2 by Gavaskar, Lloyd and Vengasarkar
Highest Ind. Scores: 236* by Gavaskar
194 (Greenidge) – 1st Test
121 (Gavaskar), 159 (Vengasarkar), 103 (Lloyd) – 2nd Test
100 (Vengasarkar), 120 (Richards) – 4th Test
161* (Lloyd) – 5th Test
236* (Gavaskar) – 6th Test
Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships
- 152 6th Greenidge & Dujon (WI)
130 7th Greenidge & Marshall (WI)
117 9th Binny & Madan Lal (Ind)
178 2nd Gavaskar & Vengasarkar (Ind)
145 4th Vengasarkar & Shastri (Ind)
131 6th Lloyd & Logie (WI)
107 4th Gomes & Lloyd (WI)
127 1st Gavaskar & Gaekwad (Ind)
133 2nd Gaekwad & Vengasarkar (Ind)
127 5th Shastri & Binny (Ind)
119 6th Dujon & Lloyd (WI)
161 9th Lloyd & Robers (WI)
170 6th Gavaskar & Shastri (Ind)
143* 9th Gavaskar & Kirmani (Ind)
Best Bowling in an Inning
- 6/77 Kapil Dev
9/83 Kapil Dev
Best Bowling in a Test
- 10 wkts by Kapil Dev in 3rd Test.